Ear Bubble

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Friday August 24th, 2012 @ 5:30 PM

Filed under: Ear

I’ve had my industrial for a year or more now and for awhile now there has been a hard bump on the back on the top. what is this? It’s hard and it’s really annoying. I also have one on the other side of my industrial forming.

On cartilage piercings the two most common types of “bubbles” are keloids and hypertrophic scars. without a visual diagnosis and fair amount of troubleshooting its hard to pinpoint which one you are suffering from.

Hypertrophic scars are much more frequent than keloids and are easier to handle. First thing I would try is changing the jewelry. A Titanium barbell that fits properly has a chance to help dissipate those bubbles. Next I would try Emu Oil as I have seen great results in scar reduction and healing benefits in cartilage piercings.

Chamomile tea soaks and vitamin e oil have also shown great success in helping piercings heal.

Good luck.


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2 Responses to “Ear Bubble”

  1. I’ve had these appear with all my cartillage piercings in my ear, and the save-all solution for me was to make a paste from ground tylenol pills (or generic asprin) and water, and dab the paste all over the back of the piercing completely covering the bump. Apply at least twice daily.

    With all my bumps, this procedure has fixed them within a week of treatment. I know tylenol might not exist in the UK, (I’m from the US) but I can’t see why any other ASPRIN wouldn’t do the same job.

    (DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical doctor, but I do not believe asprin (Tylenol) is the same as paracetamol. You do not have to use Tylenol brand asprin, but it must be actual asprin - no substitutions)

    Ken Rosina on August 30th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
  2. I’ve had great results with simply taking a clean paper towel and soaking it with water as hot as I can stand, and holding it over the piercing until all of the heat dissipates. I have also had success from emu oil to help get rid of scarring. I’ve only ever had hypertrophic scarring though.

    Amanda S on September 6th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

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